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  • OPINION: Safety standards challenge for Virgin Galactic


    ​The new and exciting commercial spaceflight sector must recover from the damaging loss of SpaceShipTwo, but the imposition of unrealistic safety standards could keep it Earth-bound


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  • Virgin Galactic wins first satellite launch contract


    ​Virgin Galactic's bid to enter the rocket launching business got a boost today with its first contract for 39 flights...


  • The Right Stuff: Top ten firsts in human spaceflight


    Got any plans for 12 April? Don't forget International Human Spaceflight Day


  • UK spaceport plan moves ahead with sites shortlist


    ​The UK Civil Aviation Authority has moved the country a step closer to establishing a space launch industry geared...


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  • OPINION: Safety standards challenge for Virgin Galactic

    News | 31 Jul 2015 14:02 | Flight International

    ​The new and exciting commercial spaceflight sector must recover from the damaging loss of SpaceShipTwo, but the imposition of unrealistic safety standards could keep it Earth-boundhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Safety-standards-challenge-for-Virgin-Galactic-415263/
  • NTSB traces SpaceShipTwo crash to preventable error

    News | 28 Jul 2015 20:27 | Stephen Trimble

    ​A co-pilot’s fatal mistake that led to the break-up of SpaceShipTwo represented a single-point failure that could have been addressed long before the crash last October, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on 28 July.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NTSB-traces-SpaceShipTwo-crash-to-preventable-error-415120/
  • ANALYSIS: Virgin Galactic thrusting ahead with satellite launch scheme

    News | 30 Jun 2015 13:33 | Dan Thisdell

    Virgin Galactic’s dream of personal spaceflight may be on hold, but its satellite-launching venture is bounding ahead.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Virgin-Galactic-thrusting-ahead-with-satellite-launch-scheme-414159/
  • Virgin Galactic wins first satellite launch contract

    News | 25 Jun 2015 15:55 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Virgin Galactic's bid to enter the rocket launching business got a boost today with its first contract for 39 flights of its LauncherOne system, starting as early as 2017.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Virgin-Galactic-wins-first-satellite-launch-contract-414046/
  • Virgin Galactic to test new spaceship 'this year'

    News | 22 Apr 2015 16:24 | Dan Thisdell

    Virgin Galactic expects to begin testing a second SpaceShipTwo this year to replace the suborbital rocketplane lost in last year’s fatal test flight crash.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Virgin-Galactic-to-test-new-spaceship-this-year-411492/
  • The Right Stuff: Top ten firsts in human spaceflight

    News | 10 Apr 2015 10:34 | Dan Thisdell

    Got any plans for 12 April? Don't forget International Human Spaceflight Dayhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/The-Right-Stuff-Top-ten-firsts-in-human-spaceflight-410981/